This is a run through what it takes to drive the AWD hybrid Fiero and how to drive it in different modes. I built this car for the Grassroots Motorsports $2009 challenge, with a total investment of about $1800.
Here's a link to the build thread:
Fiero electric motor transaxle first test
This is a major milestone in my 1986 Pontiac Fiero electric car conversion
project. After numerous delays getting the correct adapting hardware for
the new motor to the old transaxle, we finally mounted the clutch and motor
assembly onto the transaxle and frame of the car. With everything in place,
I applied a regular 12 car battery to the motor and amazingly, it ran
without a hitch! See my website (www.roboticmayhem.com) for more
information on this project.
$2009 AWD Fiero Hybrid - First drag strip pass
This was from the first night at the drag strip with the $2009 AWD Fiero
hybrid. Nevermind me sleeping at the light, I wasn't too worried about the
reaction time. The fastest pass of the night was 9.36 at 69 mph. Check
out the whole build thread here:
$2009 AWD Hybrid Fiero - First test drive!
First test drive with the $2009 AWD Fiero. The video shows the car in
electric only mode, it's so quiet that you can't even hear the motor over
the road noise from the nearby street! This was the first time the new
suspension has been driven on as well.
Here's a link to the build thread:
$2009 AWD Fiero motor spins!
First run of the $2009 AWD Fiero electric system! Follow the build up at
the Grassroots Motorsports Magazine forum:
Full Electric Car Home Conversion - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Part 1
The process of converting my Pontiac Fiero to 144 volt electric car. Full
video documentation of the process along with a few test drives. It runs on
12, 12 volt Trojan deep cycle lead acid batteries. Powered by a 9.1 in.
dia. Advanced DC motor with a 500 amp Curtis controller. Part 2 and 3 will
be coming soon. GO ELECTRIC!
Electric EV Miata MX5 - First FULL POWER Test and Drive
First ever test of the battery electric MX-5 Miata running at full
144VDC/800A. http://acuteaero.com for details, up to date project progress.
This machine is FUN, crazy torque!
FAQ-Top speed: 70 tested (it'll go higher) Range: 11 mi tested (it'll do
more) 0-60: not yet tested. Burnouts: yes. Powerslides: absolutely. Still
not totally finished project- STAY TUNED!
Ford SHO mid engine RWD in a Fiero Redneck dune buggy
Initial Startup, running in the parking lot by my shop. A few donuts, a few
drifts and some straight line runs. A piss poor attempt to laying a patch!
My friends and I have spent over 400 hours building this car. It is caged
with race seats and harness belts. I plated the chassis and completely
rebuilt the back end of the frame to suit my driving needs! I used the
subframe from the Taurus SHO and modified it to fit the Fiero. I also
plated the subframe and added a 1/2" thick aluminum skidplate! This baby is
built to drive the piss out of it! :D
It will be interesting when I start running exotic blends of fuel, as I am
only starting off with some 87 Octane fuel to start with here. More to come
I have an MTX and a auto Tranny I am willing to sell!
How Diff Lock Works and When To Use It (UK Terminology, Land Rover)
This video instructs the viewer on how the standard *CENTRE* "diff lock"
works in a permanent 4 wheel drive (4x4) vehicle, a Land Rover in this
case, and gives an idea for how and when to use it.
A Land Rover Discovery was the vehicle featured in the demonstrations, but
this video applies to any 4x4 vehicle with a center diff lock.
In summary, diff lock (whether it be the centre diff lock fitted as
standard or front/rear aftermarket diff lock) is useful in slippery
situations such as snow, ice and mud.